Thanks to all the volunteers from Birmingham Heartlands HIV Service and the Saving Lives Charity that made Birmingham Pride such a success! You can see photos and read about what we were up to over on the Saving Lives Twitter account.
Our Patient Forum will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, 26th April at 6pm. It will be held here at Hawthorn House, near the Yardley Green Road entrance to Heartlands Hospital. Our Lead Consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, will be attending this meeting. Please let us know if you intend to come along so we can sort seating/refreshments
At the excellent i-Base website, a good news story for all of us who believe in the power of PrEP: At the end of December, several leading London sexual health clinics used social media to report significant drops in number of gay men who were diagnosed HIV positive during 2016. These preliminary data are based
A leaflet written for and by people living with HIV has been published which explains how decisions about prescribing HIV medications are made in the region. You can download it both below and from our Professional section’s Regional Guidelines page. This leaflet relates to the document published in response to a request from NHS England to the HIV Clinical Reference Group members from
Would you like to have your voice heard and your views about the service listened to? Then please get involved in our patient forum. What is it? A patient forum or panel is something which is set up ‘by patients for patients’ to ensure you receive high quality care. It’s a group of patients who are
On World AIDS Day, Dr Steve Taylor, the lead consultant at Heartlands HIV Service, delivered an address at the Bond Company, Digbeth, focusing on the history of HIV/AIDS – how far we’ve come, and what is still left to do. The talk was part of Swanswell’s commemorations for World AIDS Day. His slides for this talk
Public Health England West Midlands has published its latest statistics for the region, which show more than a ten per cent increase in cases of HIV during 2015. “These are concerning figures which should send us all a message that more needs to be done to prevent and diagnose HIV,” says Dr Steve Taylor, lead
Birmingham will be marking this year’s World AIDS Day with a number events on Thursday. Saving Lives Big Red Double Decker Bus, across the city from 9am The national charity Saving Lives will be paying a visit to Heartlands with their Big Red Double Decker Bus. The team, including some of our own staff and nurses,
We have developed a PDF guide to psychological and self-help information available in languages other than English. From counselling tools to therapy worksheets, our guide provides links to websites online which provide information for professionals and patients alike. The languages covered include Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh. You can download our PDF guide here.
Our lead consultant, Dr Steve Taylor, will be co-chairing a meeting at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham on October 5th, focusing on helping people with HIV live healthy lives. With a number of informal walkabout sessions taken place throughout the day, attendees are invited to spend as much or as little time as they wish talking